our 18 restaurants have a loyal following for over 27 years thanks to the stability of meals, our friendly and amicable service in a clean family ambiance. Our prices are very reasonable and we pride ourselves in preparing every dish from scratch at every location. Locations throughout Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
As evidenced by the colorful paintings of cigar smokers, disco dancers, and drummers adorning its walls, Laura's Cuban Restaurant fully embraces the festive spirit of its namesake Caribbean island. The eatery is home to a menu of traditional Cuban comfort food, such as roast pork, shrimp in garlic sauce, or ox tail cooked in red wine. In addition its international selection of wines, beers, and tap waters, Laura's Cuban Restaurant also doles out steaming cups of Cuban-style coffee as well as tropically inspired milkshakes made with everything from papaya to banana.
When working in the kitchen at Savor crafting Cuban fare, chef Ariel Alvarez draws on culinary training in Havana and years of restaurant experience, including time at El Floridita, where he served former president Jimmy Carter, Giorgio Armani, and Naomi Campbell. He passes between cooks, who chop fish for ceviche and simmer cauldrons of paella, while forging a menu that adds hints of European cuisine to traditional Cuban recipes. Servers deliver platters of crab-stuffed plantains and oxtail cooked with wine and fresh herbs past photos of Cuba that ornament the walls alongside chalkboards scrawled with the daily specials.
Tinta Y Café is a traditional Cuban café that serves its Little Havana neighborhood well. Centrally located on Calle Ocho, this diminutive eatery offers little in the way of parking or seating, but doesn’t skimp on flavor. The café con leche – offered warm or on ice – is a must, and the rest of the menu isn’t far behind. Look for classic Cuban sandwiches, empanadas and flan, plus sought-after croquettes offered with ham, spinach and bacalao (cod). The interior mimics a library and patrons are encouraged to take down a Spanish-language book and enjoy with their coffee, though the volume is much higher than you’d expect at a quiet place of reading. Thanks to its location in the heart of Little Havana, Tinta y Café offers a nice spot to savor a cup and do some great people watching.
Open since 2000, El Rinconcito Latino is a family-owned establishment in the heart of Coral Gables. The menu features well-priced large portions of Cuban-style chicken, deep fried pork, black beans, liver steak, yellow rice, grilled skirt steak and pasta with shrimp, the latter being offered with either a creamy white or hearty red sauce. There is even an extensive offering of daily specials that push the limits of the diminutive kitchen even further. Located in a strip mall, El Rinconcito is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while also doing takeout. Inside, wooden cushioned chairs and faux marble table tops are set in rows across a calming gray tile floor. The restaurant usually has a wait for Sunday brunch, but it’s well worth the time spent.
Located in West Little Havana, Morro Castle serves fast-casual Cuban food. The menu includes the classic Cuban breakfast of scrambled eggs with ham, toast, café con leche and fries; Cuban burgers (known as fritas) with potato strings, onions and buttered buns; and churros with hot chocolate. Of course, this being a fully-operational mom and pop shop, there’s the endlessly rotating selection of daily specials, along with side dishes like rice and beans. Despite its small size and somewhat unloved features, Morro Castle continues to deliver fresh food, keep prices low for the neighborhood and somehow manage to impress with their portion size.